Naval War College Review


Sam J. Tangredi


A brief, clean-cutting compendium with six well known scholarly contribu- tors, Henriksen’s volume illuminates the current cardinal directions in the debate over American foreign policy—unilateral versus multilateral interven- tionism along one axis, and aggressive promotion of democracy (or global markets) versus conservative harboring of national strength on the other. Be- hind this compass hides the more theo- retical discussion of whether the United States needs or could possibly maintain a grand strategy in the absence of an immediate national security threat.